Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - J for jetty

There are six jetties along Adelaide's suburban beaches. The jetty shown is at Brighton; it was built in 1995/96 to replace the original 1886 jetty that was damaged beyond repair by a storm in 1994. The new jetty is constructed with concrete; unlike its predecessor which was made of wood. The structure on the end is a telecommunications tower.


Along South Australia's coastline there are numerous jetties which in the past were vital to the development of the state as they were serviced by cargo ships. Today they are primarily used by recreational fishermen and tourists.

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20 comments:

Donna said...

Fun shots! Have fun today!hugs

Ida said...

I would like to walk around there.
I have never been to Australia, unfortunately.
Happy ABC! :)

Daryl E said...

Love these . my grandfather used to fish off a jetty! thanks for the memory jog!

ArneA said...

more familiar with the term pier and remember the fire of the Brighton west pier some years ago

Autumn said...

Very pretty. I live near the water too, and it is always my favorite place to go take photos

dot said...

Interesting post. That is a beautiful beach and I'd love to fish from one of those jetties.

John said...

Good post, nice place.

imac said...

Good choice for ABC and great photos.

mrsnesbitt said...

Great shot! We too call them piers. We had a dog once who wouldn't walk over the wooden slats without looking below and cowering at the sea.

Anne-Berit said...

Interresting to learn abuot the jetties,very good J-post:o)

DeeMom said...

Great post and the pictures are wonderful

RuneE said...

Nice historical item. They are not common around here due to the small difference between the tides, but they have them up north were the difference is greater.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful jetty Gordon!!

Helena said...

Lovely photo's.
Oh, for some sunshine!

Paulie said...

OH! Now that's a place I would spend a lot of my time! Beautiful!

Gunilla said...

Fine photos and nice written story.

starnitesky said...

Good choice - lovely to see the sunshine.

leslie said...

These are beautiful photos. Good one for a J day. Cheers! :D

Liz said...

Nice jetties. We have a pier here in Mumbles.

Neva said...

This is a great post....love the jetties.